Sweet Sensation office
The Managing Director of Sweet Sensation, a leading Quick Service Restaurant, Mrs. Kehinde Kamson, has urged individuals, corporate organisations in the country to always endeavour to assist disabled persons in the country to make them useful and be able to contribute their quotas to the nation’s economy.
Speaking at the 2012 edition of the Care People Foundation annual rally for disabled held in Ibadan, Oyo State Capital, which Sweet Sensation sponsored, Kamson pointed out that there were some disabled persons, who would have done great in life if they got the needed support.
Aside branding of the venue of the event, the QSR Company donated food items and wheelchairs to the foundation, which were distributed to some lucky ones.
According to her, “We all know that building an inclusive society is not just about government redistributing resources to help the poor, but about building a society where at its heart, people return a deep sense of responsibility beyond immediate self and seek every opportunity to improve themselves and do better. The event that care people foundation has organised today exemplifies this spirit of responsibility and community for several years now.
“Today we come together to affirm our belief in Nigeria to help every child or adult succeed regardless of life’s circumstances or family resources. Everyone deserves a fair chance to excel; therefore, the services of care people foundation to children with disabilities include not only rehabilitation and therapy but also educational support,” she added.
Speaking further, she commended the Oyo state Commissioners for Women affairs and for Education for their commitment to support students with physical disability. Particularly, Kamson singled out the designated primary schools and designated secondary schools that were equipped with handicapped facilities to educate children with physical disabilities in the state, adding that the government collaborated with voluntary welfare organisations to strengthen the support given to these students.
“This results in an improved learning experience for these special people of special talents who need special care to actualise their God given potentials. This special group needs to be preferred in treatment as they are in developed world,” she stated.
The founder of the home, Rev. Paul Tunde Tioluwani, while commending Sweet Sensation for the gesture, called on the government to give adequate consideration to the people living with disabilities and motherless babies in the country. He also stressed the need for government at all levels to encourage as well as partner with bodies presently engaged in the care for the disabled and motherless babies in their respective areas.
Tioluwani, who also commended the effort of the Oyo State Government in this regard, said he decided to be holding the annual carnival in view of the lessons the Yuletide stands for.